Last week, Ford announced details on its new “intelligent four-wheel-drive (4WD) control system,” that will debut on the 2011 Ford Explorer. Known as the Terrain Management System, the feature allows drivers to pick from various conditions including: Snow, Sand, Mud, Hill Descent and Normal.
Well, Land Rover is reminding Ford (and all of us) where the actual system was originally invented.
“Naturally we’re flattered that our friends at Ford are planning to mimic Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain Response system for their upcoming 2011 Ford Explorer,” Andrew Polsinelli, General Manager of Product Planning, Land Rover North America, wrote on the company’s blog.
Polsinelli also takes a little shot at the system saying that “while appearing to be similar in concept… it won’t have the six years of sophistication and refinements of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system.” He ended his piece by saying “We wish our friends the best of luck with their new vehicle.”
2011 Ford Explorer Terrain Management System:
– By: Omar Rana